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'Like morons': Fashion reviews dim for MLB weekend uniforms

Aug. 24, 2019 9:11 PM EDT

Terry Francona took one look at Cleveland's all-black uniforms and turned into a fashionista. His review? Not good. "What's the slogan, 'Let the kids play'?" the Indians manager said. "Let the grown-ups look like morons." That was a common view across the majors and social media on Players' Weekend, when big...

Turner, Nationals beat Cubs 7-2 for 4th straight win

Aug. 24, 2019 8:18 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Trea Turner's renewed focus on the little things is producing big results. Turner reached base four times and scored twice, Yan Gomes and Howie Kendrick each drove in two runs and the surging Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 7-2 on Saturday. Turner got Washington off to a quick...

Flaherty, Ozuna help Cards past Rockies, back into 1st place

Aug. 24, 2019 12:39 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jack Flaherty stayed focused while pitching with a special purpose in mind. The St. Louis starter, who helped the Cardinals beat Colorado 8-3 on Friday night, was one of seven players across the majors who wore "Love you Ty" in place of their names on the back of their jerseys. Flaherty...

Sánchez pitches into 9th, slugging Nats roll past Cubs 9-3

Aug. 23, 2019 8:30 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Aníbal Sánchez wanted to help his weary teammates with a strong performance on the mound. The solid afternoon at the plate was an unexpected bonus. Sánchez pitched one-hit ball into the ninth inning and helped himself with two perfectly placed bunts, leading the Washington...

LEADING OFF: Players get creative, Yanks at Dodger Stadium

Aug. 23, 2019 3:50 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: NAME THAT NICKNAME Jerseys will take on a different look during Players' Weekend, when big leaguers are encouraged to be creative with what goes on the back of their uniforms. Cleveland outfielder Yasiel Puig will have Wild Horse, for the way he charges around...

Moncada lines two-run homer, White Sox beat Rangers 6-1

Aug. 23, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Yoán Moncada lined a two-run homer on his return from the injured list, Ross Detwiler struck out a career-high eight and the Chicago White Sox beat the Texas Rangers 6-1 on Thursday night. James McCann hit a solo shot and doubled, and Jose Abreu, Tim Anderson and Matt Skole each had an...

Scherzer goes 4 innings in return, Nationals top Pirates 7-1

Aug. 22, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — To Max Scherzer, a short outing was totally OK. "I can't get hurt again," the Washington Nationals ace said. "That's just the reality of this." Scherzer pitched four innings in his return from the injured list Thursday night and the Nationals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-1. Scherzer...

Hendricks, Cubs edge Giants 1-0 for 5th straight win

Aug. 22, 2019 7:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Wrigley Field plays like two different ballparks depending on the elements. His team is finding success in both versions. Kyle Hendricks pitched seven sharp innings and Chicago won despite getting only two hits, edging the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday for...

Bryant's HR in 8th gives Cubs wild 12-11 win over Giants

Aug. 22, 2019 1:20 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — After watching the Cubs waste a couple of leads, Kris Bryant felt a loss was almost inevitable. That quickly changed with one swing by the Chicago slugger. Bryant hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs a 12-11 comeback victory over the San Francisco Giants in a...

Brewers knock Cardinals out of 1st place with 5-3 win

Aug. 22, 2019 12:59 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mike Moustakas stopped short of calling Milwaukee's rain-shortened victory over the St. Louis Cardinals a must win. "But it was pretty important," he said. Moustakas homered and Keston Hiura drove in a pair of runs to lead the reeling Brewers to just their third win in the last nine, 5-3...